Category Archives: Mr. Adair’s Classroom

“Where do we begin Mr. Adair?”

“At the beginning, ” he said. And throughout the year that I was under his tutelage – he would continue to challenge me to, “Never stop searching for truth.” In this endeavor, we provide – once again – the writings of many writers – many of whom I have known for years – providing historical lessons of import and understanding – little of which is addressed in our “classrooms” today.

Price Fixing in Ancient Rome

As might be expected, the Roman Republic was not to be spared a good many ventures into control of the economy by the government. One of the most famous of the Republican statutes was the Law of the Twelve Tables (449 B.C.) which, among other things, fixed the maximum rate of interest at one uncia per libra (approximately 8 percent), but it is not known whether this was for a month or for a year. At various times after this basic law was passed, however, politicians found it popular to generously forgive debtors their agreed-upon interest payments. Continue reading

The ‘Trail of Tears’ Is Being Erased From History

In children’s books across the world, history is being tampered with and forgotten.

As everyone knows, the Trail of Tears is a collection of routes the Native Americans followed when they were forced out of their traditional homes, near the east of the Mississippi river. It is estimated that by the end of this journey, sixty to ninety percent of the original population was dead. Continue reading

Williams: Beginning of US Slavery

Walter E. Williams

The New York Times has begun a major initiative, the “1619 Project,” to observe the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe American history so that slavery and the contributions of black Americans explain who we are as a nation. Nikole Hannah-Jones, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine wrote the lead article, “America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One.” She writes, “Without the idealistic, strenuous and patriotic efforts of black Americans, our democracy today would most likely look very different — it might not be a democracy at all.”

There are several challenges one can make about Hannah-Jones’s article, but I’m going to focus on the article’s most serious error, namely that the nation’s founders intended for us to be a democracy. That error is shared by too many Americans. Continue reading

Diary Of The War For Separation…

…the story (and truth) continue to unfold!

Photo: Harvard University founders and donors who were involved in the African slave trade

The North has blamed and slandered the South for the African slaves in the country and it is a LIE. You NEED to be armed with the truths of history and the truth is those people LOVED the money they made in the African slave trade and built Northern institutions with their money. Continue reading

What Our Founders Really Thought of Slavery…

…and why the New York Times Is Wrong

Selling their own…

For those who want to fundamentally transform our nation, the first order of business is to thoroughly discredit our past.

For decades, progressives have claimed that our foundations are so cracked and broken by the original sin of slavery that reverence paid both to our Constitution and its Framers is undue, and while the left has long claimed that our Founders were hypocrites, The New York Times has gone a step further. Continue reading

A sixth grade history project exonerated the captain of the USS Indianapolis

In 1945, the USS Indianapolis completed its top secret mission of delivering atomic bomb components to Tinian Island in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The heavy cruiser was sunk on its way to join a task force near Okinawa. Of the ship’s 1195 crewmembers, only 316 survived the sinking and the subsequent time adrift at sea in the middle of nowhere. Among the survivors was the captain of the Indianapolis, Charles B. McVay III. Continue reading

Ever Heard of “The Inquiry”?

No? More “Lost” History

After our entrance into World War One, Woodrow Wilson asked his alter-ego, Edward Mandell House, to organize a new group of “experts” to develop postwar solutions to the world’s problems. This new group was called “The Inquiry.”

President Woodrow Wilson and Edward Mandell House

Never heard of this group? Didn’t see anything about them in your “history” books? No surprise there. This is another one of those little episodes the “historians” have decided we don’t need to be aware of. Don’t feel bad. If I had not read about them in Arthur Thompson’s new book In the Shadows of the Deep State I would not have known about them either, and I have read a bit of history over the years. Continue reading

More Americans Today Really Need to Read the Federalist Papers

Federalist Papers, T. Jefferson’s copy

In order to have a good grasp on the founding of America, it is often said that one should read the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Federalist Papers.

It’s easy to see why the Declaration and the Constitution make the list of must-reads, but why the Federalist Papers?

According to Gregory Maggs, law professor at George Washington University Law School, the Federalist Papers should be read because they provide “an extremely important source of evidence of the original meaning of the Constitution.” Maggs goes on to say:

“In the aggregate, academic writers and jurists have cited the Federalist Papers as evidence of the original meaning of the Constitution more than any other historical source except the text of the Constitution itself.”
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First Person Account of the Discovery of Gold in California in 1848

An Elderly Californian Recalled the Very Beginning of the California Gold Rush

Fortune seekers traveling to the California goldfields to find new diggings during the California Gold Rush era, 1849. Stock Montage/Archive Photos/Getty Images

When the 50th anniversary of California Gold Rush approached there was great interest in locating any eyewitnesses to the event who might still be alive. Several individuals claimed to have been with James Marshall when he first found a few gold nuggets while building a sawmill for adventurer and land baron John Sutter. Continue reading

Jefferson or Lincoln: America Must Choose

Secession between the views of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln!

Over the course of American history, there has been no greater conflict of visions than that between Thomas Jefferson’s voluntary republic, founded on the natural right of peaceful secession, and Abraham Lincoln’s permanent empire, founded on the violent denial of that same right.

That these two men somehow shared a common commitment to liberty is a lie so monstrous and so absurd that its pervasiveness in popular culture utterly defies logic.

After all, Jefferson stated unequivocally in the Declaration of Independence that, at any point, it may become necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them… Continue reading

Red Jacket, Chief of the Seneca Tribe (1805)

You have got our country …you want to force your religion upon us.”

Red Jacket, Chief of the Seneca Tribe

SENECA, N.Y., 1805 – Red Jacket Chief, of the Seneca Tribe and dominant spokesman for the Six Nations, eloquently challenged the ablest spokesmen among the Christian missionaries in an address here, replying to appeals to the Indians to be baptized and thereby take one more step toward integration into the American community.

To the surprise of these spokesmen for the Christian church, the eloquent warrior and friend of the late General George Washington, told the junior race that in his view the Indians have a better religion and one with less division than the white man. For good measure, using quotations that might I well have been taken from the Bible itself, he cited actions by the white man in encroachment upon Indian rights, in self-divisions over doctrine and in other matters, that constituted an indictment comparable with those spoken in earlier days by the great Reform leaders within the church itself. Continue reading

New York Times ‘1619 Project’ Is Revisionist History

The Times says that slaves arriving in 1619 is the date of our “true founding,” not 1776.

These days it’s hard to find any mention of Donald Trump and Russia in The New York Times. Of course, after the train wreck of Robert Mueller’s testimony, it’s no wonder they dropped that hot potato. But don’t underestimate the leftist zealots at the Times, nor their creativity in trying to ensure that a “racist” Trump doesn’t win a second term. Continue reading

Lincoln: The Hangman (December 26, 1862)

The Tyrant Lincoln had struck again! He wasn’t just a Racist, he hated everyone that stood in his way of a Complete and Tyrannical Regime!

Sic Semper Tyrannus!

On the 26th day of December – one day after Christmas , President Abraham Lincoln ordered 38 Dakota Warriors to be hung. It was the largest mass execution in U.S. history, but this will never be talked about in any history class. Continue reading